Oh dear me! Are the old eyeballs playing tricks! Has someone actually rated this incredible DVD ballet at ONE star! ("Must be a hideous typo", thinks I - let's just have a look....) But NO, it's true!! - somebody HAS rated this magnificent production with ONE LOUSY STAR!!! Why? Well at least it's got something to do with numbers like 16:9 and NOTHING to do with the ballet. That's something of a relief, I guess!
Since I had no intention to review this DVD, until I gazed incredulously at it's rediculous ONE star rating, I can only echo the opinion of the other 5 star contributor, and urge anyone who might be thinking of adding this truly brethtaking production to their DVD collection, to do so. (nowhere will you see the hypnotic beauty of the "kingdom of the shades" done more hauntingly - nowhere! I have over sixty ballets on DVD and this is one of the finest in my collection - both from an artistic and technical perspective. I have a 50" plasma HDTV that knows what 16:9 is all about and this DVD doesn't dissapoint in the least. Quite the contrary!)
So do yourself a great big favor and get this fantastic ballet, recorded at the magnificent Palais Garnier in Paris - a restored version of Marius Petipa's original Maryinsky production, by Nureyev no less! You won't be sorry!
(ONE STAR!!! GIVE ME A BREAK!)